CHICAGO—Comcast users could soon miss out on Big Ten sports on both FS1 and the Big Ten Network, which could affect fans' viewing of the Minnesota Gophers and Wisconsin Badgers football games. Fox-owned BTN has had a deal with Comcast for 10 years, but the contract expires Aug. 31. FS1's contract will expire the same time. According to the president of BTN and Fox Sports, Mark Silverman, there is a real fear a contract may not be re-signed.
HATTIESBURG, Miss.—Eleven dogs en route from a Mississippi animal shelter to Minnesota died when the van they were being transported in broke down Friday, July 6, in northern Mississippi. The van was headed to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minn. The volunteers who were driving unloaded the dogs as fast as they could to transport them to a cooler spot, but it was too late for 11 of the 50 dogs expected in Minnesota. According to the Southern Pines Animal Shelter Facebook post, they don't believe the deaths were caused by heat in the van.
FARGO—As Minnesotans approach the heart of the summer months, especially before the Fourth of July, more get to enjoy the cool rivers and lakes around the North Star state. With the the increased amount of people attending the different bodies of water around the state, drowning deaths usually goes up, but what does the data say? When looking at the summer months of May, June, July and August from 2007-2018, most of the drowning deaths occur in July. Hennepin County has had the largest number of drowning deaths in the summers from 2007-2018 with 46.